The British are desperate to shorten the length of WW2 and propose a daring raid to smash Germany's industrial heart. At first the objective looks impossible until a British scientist invents an ingenious weapon capable of destroying the planned target. Written by
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The story of the "bombs that had to bounce" - and the air-devils who had to drop 'em!
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Cochrane tells Gibson to try out the new bomb-sight "on the towers of the Derwentwater dam". He means the dam of the Derwent Reservoir in Derbyshire, about 150 miles from Derwentwater, which is in the Lake District and, being a natural body of water, lacks a dam. See more
Flight Lt. H.B. Martin, DSO, DFC, AFC
[looks out cockpit canopy at the Moehne as the attack formation arrives, and flak starts coming up
There it is, boys. Bit aggressive, aren't they? Someone's woken them up. What do you think about it, Bob?
Flight Lt. R.C. Hay, DFC
My goodness. It's... It's big, isn't it? Can we really break *that*?
The Dam Busters
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